There are just somethings in rockabilly, that I’ll just never understand. So some of you cats are gonna need to explain it to me…
Creepers: WHY? I honestly think these are some ugly shoes. Not dissing anyone who wears em. But for me, I just think they look weird. And I don’t understand the connection with these footwear to rockabilly. Loafers, boots, canvas sneakers, yes. I see it. But really? Creepers? I don’t know, that why I’m asking. There are only one pair of shoes by TUK that I like, and those are the monk straps. Why? Because you’re not gonna find a pair of black suede monk straps without a leather sole, for everyday wear. But for the rest of the shoes, no idea…
Someone please explain to me the appeal.
Social Distortion: I like Social Distortion as much as anyone, but what is their huge connection with rockabilly? I mean, sure, they are heavily influenced by the artists of the 50s and 60s. But in reality, what band/artist isn’t? Now, I see a whole lot of rockabillies labeling them as rockabilly, which gets me to thinkin, what? Why? I mean, I’ve seen these guys labeled in every genre and loved by loyalists to such genres. But why so much love by the rockabilly community?
Bleach Streaks: On the ladies, fuck yeah. It’s awesome and especially sexy when it’s a natural one. But fellas, what’s up with that? I don’t remember seeing a bleach streak in Cark Perkins curly fro or in Conway Twitty’s bombage? I’ll never understand it. Not gonna lie, after that Rockabilly-O’s, I was heavily thinking a purple pompadour… But I don’t think that’s a good look for job interviews.
Skinny Black Jeans: This is for the folks trying to describe or define rockabilly… I’m not saying I’ve seen folks wear em, but almost any website trying to define rockabilly and greasers says they wear skinny black jeans? What? I’ve said this in person to a few people, but… THIS SHIT AIN’T GREASE. And of course they looked skinny, did you not see John Travolta? He was a stick back then.
Hair: WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THOSE UGLY POMPADOURS?!?!?!
Everything about rockabilly is pretty much self explanatory. But there are just a few things, that people try to incorporate into it nowadays, that just leave me wondering, WHAT THE FUCK.